Landscape Architecture Students Discuss Water Pollution on PARK(ing) Day: WHYY NewsWorks

Philadelphia University adjunct professor Jennifer Johnson and landscape architecture students demonstrated the problems of Philadelphia’s combined sewer system on PARK(ing) Day, Sept. 19, WHYY NewsWorks reported Sept. 22.

PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide event in which city parking spaces are converted into daylong mini-parks to raises awareness of the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in urban areas.

Outside the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown, PhilaU students Penelope Segura, Cody Myers, Matt Schuler and Joe Coryell demonstrated the dangers of polluted stormwater runoff. The students recommended the installations of “tree trenches,” intermittent grassy depressions on the sidewalk, where water could gather to nourish plants instead of washing into a drain.

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